Alec Baldwin is no longer facing a five-year prison sentence for the fatal ‘Rust’ shooting
Two accusations of involuntary manslaughter were filed against Alec Baldwin after the shooting incident that resulted in the death of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on set. You can find more information about the incident and final verdict has been made.
What Exactly Did Take Place?
While filming ‘Rust,’ Alec Baldwin was busy preparing a sequence. The incident occurred in northern New Mexico, not far from the city of Sante Fe. The article claims that Hannah Gutierrez Reed, the film’s armorer, will be charged alongside Alec Baldwin. Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot and killed during the unfortunate occurrence on set, while film director Joel Souza was injured. The article stated that in October of 2021, Baldwin had shot a prop gun.
Two counts of “involuntary manslaughter” was filed against Alec Baldwin and armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed, according to a statement released by Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies. Prosecutors have promised charges will be filed by the end of January. According to the BBC article, both Alec Baldwin and the film’s armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed face up to 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine if found guilty. Assistant director David Halls received a six-month probationary period after pleading guilty.
According to Deadline, Alec Baldwin’s five-year prison sentence for the 2021 shooting death of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins has been reduced from involuntary manslaughter charges. On February 24, Baldwin and Reed will participate in the Rust case as virtual witnesses for the first time.